Progress Reported on Solutions & Stakeholder Engagement

World Plastics Council Discusses Circular Economy for Plastics Goals

Executives of leading global plastics manufacturers discussed plans to advance technologies, investments and solutions together with stakeholders across the value chain to stop plastic waste ending up in the environment.

Executives of leading global plastics manufacturers discussed plans to advance technologies, investments and solutions together with stakeholders across the value chain to stop plastic waste ending up in the environment.

The WPC was established in November 2014. The WPC is working to promote the ethic of sustainability and the responsible use of plastics.

Significant progress was reported in advancing solutions and engaging stakeholders and policy makers. Members confirmed plans for engaging in critical discussions regarding the future of plastics at the United Nations Environment Assembly, Basel Convention, G7/G20 and elsewhere.

During 2019, WPC continued to expand its global footprint and welcomed two new member companies: Kolon/Korea and Tasnee/Saudi Arabia.

Li Shousheng, Chairman of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, commented: “We are working to build a new circular economy for plastics, to capture them for value and to keep them out of the environment.”

Jim Seward, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Technology & Sustainability at LyondellBasell added: “The global plastics industry is rapidly coming together to develop solutions jointly together with other stakeholders.”

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